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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Crafty Designers Day at Craft Junkie Too!

Happy New Year everyone! 

OK, so I know it's like the 11th, but I hadn't posted since last year!  :) Yes, I totally enjoyed the holidays and did what I wanted! Ha!  :)  I do apologize for not posting much lately, but really....I took the time to spend with my family and do some of the important things in life with them.  I did do some crafting and will eventually share them with you all.  I do have soooo many things I've created really over the last few months, but life just kinda happened and well the blogging didn't.  But they're still out there and I'll share them soon.

But it's back to the grind well as the Craft Junkie Too's Design Team!  Our first challenge of the year was to create something with "cool" colors/ snow, ice, etc.  So I decided to do a layout because I had so many snow pictures to choose from, with living in NC!  However, then I had the trouble of narrowing down which ones I wanted to scrap with! Ugh, decisions....decisions!  :)  But I decided rather than looking thru the past, that I'd scrap one single recent picture of my daughter this Christmas! 

Now she just turned 2, (10 days before Christmas to be exact!) and well, let's just say this Christmas was much more adventurous and fun with her than last year!  She was into everything.....and of course talking more now......about "BabaJesus" as she would say, Santa Clause, Rudolph, and Frosty!  She LOVED Frosty the Snowman!  We had to watch it at least ONCE a day for the whole month of December! Haha! Seriously. 

Well, we've had this snowman decoration for several years now, that is just a tad taller than Carley.  She would literally have random conversations with this snowman and would say that his name was Frosty!  It was too funny!  Sometimes she would fuss at him, tell him what to do, and even sing to him! Occasionally, you would catch her dragging him around beside her.....and sometimes would pretend to feed him!  Ha!  The funniest moment however, was when we were packing up our Christmas decorations.  And it was time to pack up 'Frosty'...Carley was NOT about to part with her new friend and did not wanna let go!  It was priceless.  It was definitely a memory maker....especially when she hugged & kissed him and told him "I love you" with tears in her eyes!  :) So that photo is the one I picked! :)  Onto my layout.....

I used several cartridges on this layout.......the Winter Wonderland cartridge to cut the snowflake & the title "Frosty Kisses", which seemed so appropriate! :) I used the Doodlecharms cartridge to cut the snowman and I used the Sesame Street Seasons cartridge to cut the toboggan for the snowman.  I altered the toboggan a little since it didn't actually "go with" the snowman, but I thought it turned out cute! 

 I used my white gel pen for accents on the snowman and the title as well as adding glitter glue to the snowflake and the toboggan.

Loved this title! :)

The main background paper used was from Moxxie....titled 'Winter Wishes'.  The paper used for the photo mat, title letters, journaling tag, and the snowflake were from Creative well as the snowflake punch used on the photo.  And for final finishing touches.....the snowflake border strip and buttons were from Martha Stewart Holidays embellishments.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this layout as much as I did creating it!  Be sure to check out the rest of the Crafty Designers at Craft Junkie Too for more "COOL" projects!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next time...
Oh more week is my 1 yr Blogoversary!  Wow how time flies! :)

*Entered at Anything Goes - Challenge #58 - Anything Goes!


  1. Shelley - your little one is just too adorable!! I love your layout and how you tell the story!!

  2. Very cute and what a great memory to have captured!!!

  3. Love your scrapbook page Shelley - but LOVE EVEN MORE the cute story behind the lovely pic of your daughter giving "Frosty" a hug good-bye. Now that is PRICELESS - know you will treasure this page for years to come. Thanks for meeting the challenge and job well done girlfriend.

  4. Cool title! And the little ones are really cute on the layout.


  5. Beautiful layout. Love the colors.


  6. I just loved reading your story, Shelley! I also took time off over the holidays to be with my family. I did miss visiting blogs, but the time with my family was a treasure that I wouldn't trade for the world!
    It must have been so precious watching your daughter and Frosty! I love the way the Frosty image goes so well with the real one in the photo! What a fabulous layout - and such a wonderful way to treasure this special memory!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  7. Sweet layout! I love how the picture looks so fantastic with the image! Great work :) Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

  8. That layout is so sweet!! That picture is adorable and the cuts are great!! Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  9. Perfectly layout for an adorable picture. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week.

  10. Beautiful layout and I love the story behind it!Too precious! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
    Jayne x

  11. great page, great post, great layout! all are cool and awesome! i really do like it.
    quality website design


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Shelley (Carley's mom!)